By Tara Murtha
For years, Michelle Simmons was about as down and out as one can get. A crack-addicted prostitute floating in and out of jail, the Germantown native abandoned her two children and chased the pipe all the way into a box tent with bloody sheets on skid row in Los Angeles. But tonight, at a recent party just outside the city, 43-year-old Simmons is the belle of the ball, a modern-day Cinderella.
As a dues-paying union member myself, I am appalled by the behavior of my fellow union workers. Sure, it blows that Milkboy didn’t hire all union, but guess what? They admitted the error. It’s a free country, Milkboy was within their right to choose anyone they want to get the job done.
By Matt Prigge
Miranda July and Hamish Linklater play Sophie and Jason, a couple suddenly made painfully aware of their impending 40s on the cusp of becoming parents, albeit only to a sickly feline.
By Michael Alan Goldberg and Angelo Fichera
Standing on the sidewalk at the fringes of Rittenhouse Square late last Saturday night, away from the news cameras and his protective phalanx of bicycle cops, Mayor Nutter—dressed casually in his fresh, white iPledge T-shirt—is giving a quiet pep talk to two-dozen black youths he’s just spent 45 minutes walking around Center City with as a public show of unity and strength against so-called “flash mob” violence.